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  1. Volvo News Blog
    As a response to the cost of the coronavirus, Volvo may cut future costs by slowing R&D and mid-cycle refresh spending. The measures would not, according to Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson, affect the company’s research into electric vehicles or autonomy. Samuelsson told Automotive News Europe in...
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    Volvo Cars takes sustainability as seriously as safety. This is the message of a new public information campaign by Volvo Car USA that will run through the beginning of November. It will be available in both print and digital formats in America’s leading news media. “It has never been about...
  3. Volvo News Blog
    Like many automakers, Volvo has lost faith in the Diesel engine and is looking to phase it out. That process started with the new S60 sedan and will continue with the XC90. We have to prioritize – we cannot do everything,” Volvo CEO, Hakan Samuelsson , told AutoExpress at the launch of the new...
  4. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo is aiming to boost sales to 800,000 vehicles per year. It's also planning to electrify its entire line. But the company is now saying that it's going to hit that sales goal by 2020 without expanding the lineup with new vehicles. Lex Kerssemakers, Volvo Senior VP, told Autocar that "it...
  5. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo is taking its promise of electrification to its next logical step and proposing that 50% of its lineup could be 100% electric in just six years. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson made the comments to The Drive at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year , saying that the decision would...
  6. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo shocked the world last year by claiming that it would only offer electric vehicles after 2020. Then we all had to reel in our shock when we found out that the motoring media had fumbled and it turned out that they just meant that everything they made would contain some electrification (be...
  7. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business. The announcement represents...
  8. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that Polestar, its performance car arm, is to become a new separately-branded electrified global high performance car company, marking the latest stage in Volvo’s ongoing transformation. In order to drive the development of the brand, Volvo...
  9. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that it aims to sell a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025. The Swedish company plans to achieve this aim by offering at least two hybrid versions of every model in its range and releasing the first all-electric car in 2019. “It...
  10. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced one of the automotive industry’s most comprehensive electrification strategies in which plug-in hybrids will be introduced across its entire range. It will develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars and build a fully electric car...
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